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by Bird
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Question regarding accuracy when shooting suppressed
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Question regarding accuracy when shooting suppressed

Yes it is normal. The suppressor changes the barrel harmonics. Best solution...always shoot with the can on. :wink:
by Bird
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Gunsmith threading on a .675 inch barrel......need advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: Gunsmith threading on a .675 inch barrel......need advic

Same issue last year with my son's 7mm-08. #1 sporter contour barrel and can with 5/8-24 threads. Barrel threaded to 1/2-28 and then ordered 1/2-28 to 5/8-24 adapter from Mark at TROS-USA. Perfect solution. $45 for threading and $75 for adapter with thread protector.
by Bird
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Locking up silencers
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: Locking up silencers

Unless you expect to get broken into then I'd just get a little pistol lock box if you feel the need to lock it up. Otherwise, just stash it somewhere. If you do expect to get broken into, keep it on your gun that is locked and loaded. Much better to shoot indoors at night with a can than without. :...
by Bird
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: 300 weatherby
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: 300 weatherby

My 300 Wby MkV has a muzzle brake. I haven't taken it off but my understanding from Weatherby is that the threads are 1/2-28 on a #1 contour barrel. If I was going to suppress, I'd get a 1/2-28 to 5/8-24 adapter, twist on can and shoot. I had to do this on my 7mm-08, works great. I talked to a class...
by Bird
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: 300 weatherby
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: 300 weatherby

Ask the manufacturer of your favorite cans if their 30 cal can will handle a 300 weatherby. Lots of gas to eat for a standard 30 cal can. I thought about suppressing my 300 weatherby and asked AAC, they suggested using a can rated for 338 lapua (Titan). Do it and then post results.
by Bird
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Looking for a title2 engraver?
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Looking for a title2 engraver?

Wow! That is the coolest looking AR build I've seen in a long time. LIKE!
by Bird
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Host question
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Host question

Just bought it eh? Well, you'll have plenty of time to think about what host to put it on. Kidding aside, if you like your Glock, get an extended barrel for it and go for it.
by Bird
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Interesting ad in Guns and Ammo..
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Interesting ad in Guns and Ammo..

That Hero "solvent trap" better come with a form 4. There is already a well known, and ATF tracked widget very, very similar to that one for oil can suppressors. ATF has no sense of humor so why tempt them unless you have an extra $10k and 5 ish years to waste in the pokey thinking about your solven...
by Bird
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First Suppressor Purchases: I got alot of questions. Help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: First Suppressor Purchases: I got alot of questions. Hel

First off, buy all the cans you want/are able to buy...they are fun to shoot. I happen to like AAC and Silencerco cans, AAC Cyclone for 7.62 cal and Silencerco for 22 cal. I've shot .223 through my Cyclone and there's very little sound difference between 7.62 supers and 5.56 supers. To my ears, more...
by Bird
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: AAC Cyclone, and 18" Rem 700 .308?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: AAC Cyclone, and 18" Rem 700 .308?

No problem. You might see a slight loss in fps compared to a 20" but if your shooting subs, so what. Won't hurt that Cyclone feeding it supers from a short barrel.
by Bird
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Trying to thread a .270 Winchester but only have .683"
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Trying to thread a .270 Winchester but only have .683"

Bird - Good to know. Do you worry about the 1/2x28 not being strong enough ( isn't this the reason why 308 suppressors have 5/8 x 24?)? If I could get it cut to 1/2x28 then get an adapter to 5/8 x 24, I would be set There's more than enough 'meat' on the barrel to support my AAC Cyclone (which is a...
by Bird
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Trying to thread a .270 Winchester but only have .683"
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Trying to thread a .270 Winchester but only have .683"

Had the same issue with my son's 7mm-08. The machinist, who also happens to be a 07/02SOT, suggested to have the barrel threaded to 1/2x28 to provide plenty of shoulder and then get a threaded adapter to 5/8x24. Cheap and easy fix that works great.
by Bird
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: Rem 700 SPS Tact AAC-SD 308 Sub Sonic Load Data
Replies: 9
Views: 15583

Re: Rem 700 SPS Tact AAC-SD 308 Sub Sonic Load Data

This works in my Savage with 20" barrel, 1:10 twist with AAC Cyclone K: primer pocket reamed and flash hole deburred Fed large magnum rifle primer 10.7 grains of Trailboss Sierra 220 grain Round nose COAL 2.778" which leaves 0.015" of free bore (measured from tip. I measured up 0.004" in variance of...
by Bird
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Subsonic Hunting Rifle Considerations
Replies: 41
Views: 10102

Re: Subsonic Hunting Rifle Considerations

Nitpick away. Ultimately, we are doing something that the .308 cartridge was never designed to do. Every bit of info we can figure out is a step forward. I do believe that there are much better cartridges for subsonic hunting than .308 but it's availability and versatility makes is a good choice for...
by Bird
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Subsonic Hunting Rifle Considerations
Replies: 41
Views: 10102

Re: Subsonic Hunting Rifle Considerations

I'm shooting a Savage Axis SR in .308 with a 20" barrel 1:10 twist and AAC Cyclone K. Subsonic handload for pig hunting is: Trimmed to 2.005" Primer pocket reamed and flash hole deburred Federal large magnum rifle primer 13.75 grains Trailboss powder Sierra 220 grain round nose COAL 2.778" which lea...
by Bird
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Savage SR .308 threaded barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Savage SR .308 threaded barrel

Sub recipe update:

Buddy shooting 220grain Hornady round nose, 13.8 grains of Trailboss, magnum primers, 2.778" COAL. Right at 1000 fps at 15' from muzzle. 22" barrel with 1:10 twist.
by Bird
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Savage SR .308 threaded barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Savage SR .308 threaded barrel

I'm working up sub loads for my Axis using 180gr RN and 220gr RN bullets, Trailboss and large magnum primers. Current recipe for the 180's is 11.5 grains Trailboss with a 2.753" COAL. I'm going to the range this week to chrono these loads to fine tune. Looking for 1050 fps. They are stable out to 10...
by Bird
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Wait times now: 6 months exactly
Replies: 16
Views: 2152

Re: Wait times now: 6 months exactly

Mine were both 6 months within a few day. I'm going to get a couple more this month so I'll have them ready for hunting season this year.
by Bird
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: Remington LTR 308 1-12 Twist Advice on Subsonic Bullet
Replies: 15
Views: 6407

Re: Remington LTR 308 1-12 Twist Advice on Subsonic Bullet

I would agree with above posts about not going over 170 or 180 grains with that slower twist. That being said, I'd suggest using a flat base bullet rather than a boat tail. There is more surface on a flat base bullet (even more on a round nose) than at boat tail or at the extreme, a VLD, that is eng...
by Bird
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Which is the quietest...so what
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Which is the quietest...so what

... it seems that Bird has hit on a discussion point that often seems to escape users. ... Yes, even though his thoughts on the topic are incomplete...Quiet can be sliced and diced six ways from Sunday...As Bird tries to point out, quiet is only one aspect of an intelligent and informed selection p...
by Bird
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: LCP - I like it.
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: LCP - I like it.

I've been carrying the LCP for a couple years now and have made a few mods to mine. First, I polished all moving parts and the feed ramp with Flitz to smooth things up a bit. Since I have pretty big hands, I added a grip extension from Pierce Grips, which is a bit longer than the Ruger supplied exte...
by Bird
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Which is the quietest...so what
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Which is the quietest...so what

I've had the chance to shoot a bunch of different cans from different manufacturers, different hosts and calibers over the last few months. Including my own cans and friends cans, one of which is a class 2/SOT so he has a bunch in all different calibers that he makes. In any event, what I've come to...
by Bird
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: Rem 700 SPS Tact AAC-SD 308 Sub Sonic Load Data
Replies: 9
Views: 15583

Re: Rem 700 SPS Tact AAC-SD 308 Sub Sonic Load Data

I just loaded some 180 grain round nose Sierra's with 10.5 grains of Trail boss and Federal large magnum primers. OAL finished was 2.753" which left about 0.015" of freebore. Very stable in flight through 20" 1:10 barrel. Didn't have time to chrono them but will try next weekend to chronograph the r...
by Bird
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Choice of .308 suppressor.
Replies: 18
Views: 2065

Re: Choice of .308 suppressor.

For all out durability, cost and performance, it is hard to beat the Cyclone or Cyclone K.